HIROSHIGE - Master of Nature
17th March – 7th June 2009
Fondazione Roma Museo
Curated by Gian Carlo Calza
This is the first exhibition to be held in Italy of paintings by one of the greatest 19th century Japanese artists, Utagawa Hiroshige (Tokyo, 1797-1858), the last and most important exponent of the school of UKIYO-E.
The exhibition explores all of Hiroshige’s works and favourite themes: nature, animals, landscapes, journeys. Hiroshige was Known as “the Master of Nature” since he reached his highest artistic expression by depicting nature.
Hiroshige was such a successful artist as to be imitated, both in the East and in the West, by the greatest artists of the time such as Van Gogh, Manet, Monet and many others.
Over 200 works of art from the Honolulu Academy of Art will be displayed.
The exhibition, a unique opportunity to admire this great artist’s works, will subsequently travel to the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London. www.museodelcorso.it/en